For the first time ever, I decided to buy a gun tag for the 1st shotgun season in Iowa. I generally opt to wait for the late muzzleloader season instead because it is substantially longer. However, the last couple years have been tough hunting in the late season due to mild weather. With good buck activity on the trail cameras leading up to season, I thought I had a reasonably good chance at catching a daylight shooter during the 5 day season. On the 3rd morning of the season, my decision paid off! JP and I were perched in one of my favorite sets on the north end of the farm. Around 8:30 a.m. I picked up a good buck down the valley from us, I threw the binocs on him and instantly recognized him. It was ‘Weezy’, a buck that I had a great encounter with 2 years ago. He was no stranger to the trail cameras since that first encounter, but this was the first I had seen him on the hoof since that day. The buck was paralleling us at around 110-120 yards as he was heading up the hill. I found an opening in the timber and took my shot. He went down in his tracks. What an incredible way to cap off my season in Iowa.